Everything must be hemmed, taken in, taken out, adjusted here and there to really look right. I dream of a day when there are actually really great pieces for petites (something I constantly work on in my mind). Fortunately, there are more and more stores/designers offering petite sizing. For many, many years I have searched for a petite black work pant that was young and flattering, that didn't need to be altered to death and didn't rise up past my belly button (you know what I am talking about). I am still searching. In the meantime, I have found some pretty good alternatives. All of the styles below are available in petite or short length. Enjoy!
Express Editor, $70
J crew 1035, $135
Victoria's Secret Kate pant, $70
Talbots Heritage Fit pant, $99
A note on fit: be watchful of wide leg pants (not bell bottoms, which are nice and snug around the thighs), it can give a small stature a very stocky silhouette. See examples below. Also, if you are longing to wear a cropped pant, ankle length is best, once you get above the ankle the body gets chopped up and looks even shorter.
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